Opinion

NYSC DG and Graduates That Can’t Recite Alphabets, By Olabisi Deji-Folutile

We will keep dreaming of a better country forever until we address the problems bedeviling our education sector. Only quality education can give us the hope of having quality leadership. Investment in education goes beyond structures. Governments at all levels should engage smart teachers that would be trained and re-trained…
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Columns

The IPOB Humilation of Ndigbo At Nuremberg, By Majeed Dahiru

In the eyes of the rest of non-Igbo Nigeria, the assault on Ekweremadu, the Ike Oha Ndigbo is a humiliation of the entire Ndigbo "worldwide." This reprehensible act of base ignorance, if not condemned unequivocally by those who should know better, will become a permanent scar of disrepute on the…
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Opinion

Political Musical Chairs: Buhari and His Ministers, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

What has played out in the sharing of portfolios today is a game of political musical chairs, with some chairs more comfortable, rewarding and instrumental towards the 2023 calculations than others. For example: the ‘finance chair’ comes with power and control, while ‘youth and sports’ gets you box seats at…
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Columns

Political Vendetta Or Anti-corruption War?, By Zainab Suleiman Okino

But for President Muhammadu Buhari, who has made this war the fight of his life and on whose crest he rode to power, we had expected a more forceful and robust anti-corruption war that knows no boundaries. It is therefore appalling, that not much has changed over the years; as…
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Columns

A Butcher’s Judgement… Typically British, By Louis Odion

...Did VR Capital Group read Justice Butcher’s mind ahead? Or, could his judgment be mere coincidence? Developments like this will only reinforce long-held suspicion that the British jurisprudence is half of the times tainted and can, therefore, not be trusted to avail us justice on own accord without us standing…
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Opinion

The Impact of Financial Autonomy For the Development Of Local Governments, By Monday Ubani

...with the new directive by the NFIU, which is notable for taking hard but necessary decisions that stand to nudge the nation forward, there is no doubt that the original intendment behind the creation of local governments would be realised. There is no doubt that from the ashes of near-death,…
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Bámidélé Upfront

Ekweremadu: Elite Attack As Expression of Looming “Ressentiment”, By Bámidélé Adémólá-Olátéjú

I hope the "ressentiment" of Ekweremadu opens the eyes of politicians to the dangers they face as a result of their malfeasance. Elite shelter has blinded many of Ekweremadu's status to the psychic damage done by economic suffering to For years, resentment of the left-behind, has been building up, stoking…
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Aribisala on Tuesday

Buhari: Not Qualified To Be President of Nigeria, By Femi Aribisala

If a presidential candidate does not have a school leaving certificate, he is ineligible to stand for election as president of Nigeria. Anywhere else, it would be an open and shut case that President Buhari is not qualified to be the head of the Nigerian government. Nevertheless, he has been…
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Opinion

P&ID’s $9.6Billion Settlement: How Nigeria Got Butchered, By Reuben Abati

It may be necessary for the National Assembly when it returns from its recess to conduct an inquiry into how Nigeria, with all the concerns about revenue and growth, is now faced with a judgment debt of $ billion, with daily interest accruing. Who are the state officials and their…
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